October 30, 2018

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Tech Talk by Neal Bloom
San Diego’s tech ecosystem is consistently highlighted by outsiders for how collaborative it is. Many organizations come together for the better of the community and QuickPitch is one great example of that.

Over the last few years, three different pitch events have banded together - SDVG’s PitchFest, TCA’s QuickPitch, and Cox Business’s GetStarted - to create one great event with a large prize purse of $75,000.

On October 24, 10 companies live pitched, and three prevailed in the John G. Watson QuickPitch - NeuraLace Medical , Yembo , and Lynx Bio . The night saw a standing-room-only crowd of over 700 attendees, which gave all finalists incredible exposure , especially considering that 2017 finalists went on to raise $3 million from Tech Coast Angels alone. This year’s finalists certainly showcased the diversity in the different technologies being developed in San Diego, with representation from food tech, eSports, AI, pharma, cannabis, travel tech, consumer marketplace, gov tech, and SaaS, to name a few.

And they supposedly say San Diego is all bio… come at us!

Our team of local writers gives a fresh look inside the San Diego tech ecosystem past and present
WebSideStory Mafia Part 2 : Tealium : There’s no doubt that San Diego tech pioneers such as WebSideStory gave birth to web analytics, which paved the way for scores of like-minded companies today. Read more here about how three WebSideStory alums are carrying on the analytics torch today.

TritonTech: Mi Mate : Ever since a natural energy beverage startup took the top prize during Google Day in 2015, investors and entrepreneurs alike have been paying close attention to food and beverage startups, which, they say, are poised to become major industry disruptors. Read more here to see how UCSD-based Mi Mate plans to be one of them.
Tealium co-founder Mike Anderson speaks to why San Diego is maturing as a tech hub

UC San Diego's Institute for the Global Entrepreneur receives a $1 million boost

USD SDBC aims to grow the number of local angel investors

Startup San Diego invites mentors and mentees to apply to new mentor program

San Diego named greenest city by WalletHub

Meet LiSA , the first voice-based social wellness app for seniors, launched by San Diego-based Cuida Health

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Tandem Diabetes receives Canadian approval for their diabetes med device

Scripps Research & Seqster partner in new genetic-based health risk program

Qpex Biopharma launches with $33M to tackle drug-resistant infections
TP Therapeutics, $80M with Foresite Capital and venBio

Zebit, $75M with Route 66 Ventures

Qpex Biopharma, $33M with New Enterprise Associates

Once Upon a Farm, $20M with CAVU Venture Partners

Iteros, $500k

VitaCup with North Castle Partners & First Beverage, amount undiscolsed

TDO Software by Sonendo, amount undisclosed

Biomatrica by Exact Sciences, amount undisclosed

Genoptix, $140M by NeoGenomics

Samantha Urban
CEO, Urban Translations

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Senior JS Developer SAP Roambi (Cardiff)

Business Analyst GoFundMe (San Diego)

Account Executive Blueboard (Miramar)

Senior SRE Agile Stacks (Carlsbad)

Business Development Representative AttackIQ (Sorrento Valley)

Software Engineer Hookit (Solana Beach)

Sr. Product Manager Walmart Labs (Carlsbad)

Driver Imperfect Produce (San Diego)
Data Science Virtual Career Fair , Oct. 30

Changemaker Chat with Kelly Sarber, Oct. 30

Pricing for Growth , Nov. 1 by HelloAdvisor

Illumina Accelerator, Apply by Nov. 1

Paths to Funding , Nov. 7

DisruptHR San Diego 4.0, Nov. 8

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